May 7, 2015 by STAFF REPORT
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has appointed Anibal Valente as chair of the 2015 board of directors . Valente takes over the position from Serge Massicotte, president of Massicotte Construction, an Ottawa, Ontario-based general contracting firm.
Valente is vice president of PCL Constructors Inc., a group of independent construction companies operating in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. His 35-year career with PCL has spanned many leadership roles in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
In his address to the annual general meeting, Valente touched on the key areas that need to be addressed by CCA to best serve its membership. These five areas from CCA’s new strategic plan – advocacy, industry best practices, communication with members and partner association, industry advancement and decision-making – were defined through a process that started by consulting with the partner associations at the 2014 Construction Industry Summit.
“Each of these key areas outlines the important role our national association will play to address industry issues,” said Valente. “I am confident this strategic plan will provide the guidance for CCA to deliver on behalf of its members.”
Valente joined the CCA board in 2006 and the executive in 2010. He has served as a board member of the Regina Construction Association, as well as chaired the Saskatchewan Construction Association, BC Construction Association, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, and the BCIT Foundation Advisory Board.
Valente’s dedication to the construction industry has been widely recognized. In 2013, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal designated for Canadians demonstrating outstanding service in the construction industry. In 2014, he was named the CCA’s General Contractor of the Year and inducted as a lifetime member to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.